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post #1 of 29 Old 04-28-2017, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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EBC GPFAX breaks compatible with stock discs

Hello Riders,

I was planning to change my break pads to EBC GPFAX. Had few question if anyone who is using them can help me answer it would be great help

1. EBC GPFAX (or any race pads) compatible with stock discs
2. I do only mountain riding and track. (No street riding) I read on EBC website these pads are not recommended for street and not compatible with normal road abrasion.
3. Should i change my break fluid to race break fluid?

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Brakes. Geez.

If you use those things you'll break your brakes.
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Brakes. Geez.

If you use those things you'll break your brakes.
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I found them to be very powerful if you keep them warm. Not so great on the road where you are not on and off of the brakes often.

Id rather use a worn out set of Vesrah pads before I used anything from ebc.
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you said mountain riding but no street . What does that mean. edit: Dubai, near UAE and Qatar and tiny country. Persian Gulf. Carter Doctrine messed everyone up, or Zbig doctrine is a better name. Interesting place for a superbike, I suspect.

edit II. Just came back from garage with this: EBC EPFA379HH double H sintered brake pads are perfect for the g4 front. In any conditions, non abs. The g5 has a different front brake system so not sure how they'd work but suspect np. I have over or near 120,000 miles on those pads on two 10r's and really can't remember how many zillion miles on past supers as the past kinda gets blurred with the little things. Front only. oem rear pads rear forever for me. Hope this helps.

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I found them to be very powerful if you keep them warm. Not so great on the road where you are not on and off of the brakes often.
My experience is different. GPFAX is very good in all conditions: wet, hot, cold disk (first braking out of garage) all very good.
It must be "GPFAX" and not "EP..." or similar. Running them on my ZX10R race and Busa.

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Hello Riders,

I was planning to change my break pads to EBC GPFAX. Had few question if anyone who is using them can help me answer it would be great help

1. EBC GPFAX (or any race pads) compatible with stock discs
2. I do only mountain riding and track. (No street riding) I read on EBC website these pads are not recommended for street and not compatible with normal road abrasion.
3. Should i change my break fluid to race break fluid?

Thanks
Jay
Stay with EBC-HH and you should be good. The GPFAX will eat your rotors . Not necessary, unless you're into pro racing.
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Stay with EBC-HH and you should be good. The GPFAX will eat your rotors . Not necessary, unless you're into pro racing.

EBC-HH are shit. Not to be confused with the shit just plain shit... If you really think those are good pads you will be blown away by more modern race pads.
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EBC-HH are shit. Not to be confused with the shit just plain shit... If you really think those are good pads you will be blown away by more modern race pads.


Thank you for bringing some rationalization to this thread. It started to go sideways a little bit there. I wouldn't put EBC-HH pads on a riding lawnmower let alone a ZX-10R. Junk!

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